Star Rating:


Bintang Bolong Lodge  Hot
Hotels 4 Green Stars
Eco Stars: 4 star
Stars: unrated
Location: Africa
Country: Gambia

Bintang Bolong Lodge

The Lodge is situated in a 3Ha enclosure on the banks of the river Bintang Bolong (the largest tributary of the River Gambia) and in the middle of a mangrove forest allowing visitors to experience the exceptional flora and fauna of brackish wetlands. As the flood retreats the receding waterline exposes countless creatures such as crabs and mudskipper caught in the sludge of the river bed.

In the evening apes and vultures inhabit the overwhelming Baobab trees, and after dusk great colonies of fruit bats can be seen swarming into the night. The spacious restaurant terrace offers the unique opportunity to observe the diverse wildlife in and around the river. As well as flying fish and numerous types of bird species, with a little luck, you might just catch a glimpse of pelicans and passing dolphins.

On this part of the river the tide level changes by more than 1 meter, so that at high tide well over half of the camp is flooded. The majority of the lodgings are built on stilts amongst the Mangroves where wooden jetties provide docking facilities. The complex was completely rejuvenated at the end of 2004, emphasis was put upon traditional building techniques using indigenous materials such as Mangrove wood and clay bricks.

Green Star Rating Results:
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Overall Rating: ★★★★ (4)

Energy Rating: ★★★ (3)
Staff Comment - There is no public electricity network, we only rely on our generator, so saving energy is self-evident. A rating makes no sense

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - No public water supply, a well provides the water for toilets, shower, garden, etc. The lodge is located on the banks of the river Gambia. A rating does not make much sense

Disposal Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - Food is bought locally whenever possible (no packaging). Beverages in reusable bottles

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★ (3)
Staff Comment - none

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - none

Contact Details

Bintang Bolong Lodge
Foni Bintang Karanai
Western Division
The Gambia.
+220 9929362
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